In the last two years I have met some amazing writers, mainly online unfortunately, but I’ve feel that I have made, or began to make some amazing friendships. One thing that I have never done is to ask for a free copy of someone’s book. Never have done, nor I will I ever. I have downloaded free copies when they have been on various promotions. I hate doing this but like many I’m having to watch the pennies at the moment.
So something I hate is when people ask me for a free copy of something I’ve written when its done, this is always from people WHO ARE NOT WRITERS! That tells me everything I need to know and the biggest thing it does is tells me that writers support each other. We buy each others work, we Like, share, re-tweet, blog, reblog and talk about our fellow writers work. Some people may do this to promote themselves or in the hope it will be reciprocated when they have a book out but I don’t and never will. I know writers whose books I will most probably never read, not because they are bad but because its not my cup of tea. I’ll still help promote their work, normally because I like and admire them on a personal level.
If I choose to give a free copy to someone that’s different. I’d do that because they’re important to me or have been very supportive in helping me achieve my dreams, but those who ask for a free copy, probably are not going to get one.